Sat. Nov 14th

Laura read me her Troy preface and I made suggestions.
Another version of The Manor House.
Review by Helen Fletcher, in Time & Tide answered as overleaf. (Previous trouble with Laura)[RG].
'Gilfillan'1 & Norman [RG] Honor & Gordon to lunch. Then to Dorland Hall to hear Stephen Spender on Modern Poetry. All about aeroplanes, politics and Spain. Two verses, quoted from Wilfred Owen and Auden. Gloomy, sissy voice. We heard it relayed, the hall being crowded, with gloomy preface by Herbert Read.
Boil not yet gone: I spend most of the day in bed. (Orange juice).
Read The Inimitable Jeeves 2
Good news from Madrid.
Up till 2. ×××× [crossed out] listening to Laura's Trojan Afterword, & making suggestions.

Editorial Notes

2 The Inimitable Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse New York: George Doran, 1923. eds

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

Places Mentioned

  • Madrid

    Madrid, New Castile, Spain
    Capital city of Spain eds.
  • Dorlan Hall

    London, UK

People Mentioned

  • Norman Cameron

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work eds.
  • Auden

    Auden, W.H.
    British poet (1907-1973). R.G. disliked. eds
  • Laura

    Riding, Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Honor

    Wyatt, Honor
    Journalist. Arrived in Deyá fortuitously. Married to Gordon Glover...Son Julian. W.G. First acquainted with R.G. and L.R. early in 1934; returned to visit in 1935; continued friendship in England. eds (RPG 211).
  • Helen Fletcher

    Fletcher, Helen
    Journalist (?) Wrote a review of R.G.'s Antiqua Penny Puce in 1936 which R.G. deplored. Diary enclosure November 14, 1936.
  • Glendenning

    ? with News Chronicle. WG Constable's (the publisher's) lawyer. KG
  • Stephen Spender

    Spender, Stephen
    British poet (1909-1995). Political activist with left-wing sympathies. eds.
  • Wilfred Owen

    Owen, Wilfred
    British poet (1893-1918). Killed in action in WWI. eds
  • Herbert Read

    Read, Herbert
    British cultural theorist, writer
  • Wodehouse

    Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881-1975), author and humourist eds.


    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: The Manor House [ poem; first called An Old House; pub'd as The Country Mansion]
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassells
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1936-11
    • Title: Time & Tide [political magazine (1920-1977) founded by Lady Margaret Rhondda. eds.]
    • PubPlace: London